Morgantown, W.VA. – Second year head coach Neal Brown has quietly been making a name for himself in the coaching world for the last several years and it goes without saying that he has been widely accepted and respected in West Virginia as he navigates his second year in Morgantown.
Brown’s first season in Morgantown was a bit of an uphill battle as the team had lost so much talent at the end of the 2018 season and first years under an entirely new regime can be finicky. Now entering his second year in Morgantown, Brown faces a new challenge but one that is being met head on by every other athletics coach in the country with COVID-19.
In an article posted by CBS Sports, the media outlet named their top ten coaches under 45 going into the 2020 season. The coach that took the number ten spot? West Virginia’s own Coach Brown.
Two other Big 12 coaches made the list; Oklahoma’s Lincoln Riley and Texas’s Tom Herman.
Brown has a 40-23 record in his five years as a head coach and the aforementioned article essentially points out that there’s something special about Brown. Mountaineer fans everywhere would rapidly agree with the statement and many are eager to see what Brown can and will do in his second year with the Mountaineers.